Ortiz returns tomorrow . . . with a promise

ARLINGTON, Texas — Red Sox manager Terry Francona said David Ortiz would return to the lineup tomorrow after missing nine games with bursitis in his right heel.

He was available to pinch hit tonight but wasn’t needed in an 11-5 rout of the Rangers.

Ortiz was asked what he planned to do tomorrow. His answer was two words and a big smile.

“Go deep,” he said.